Food Safety

April 2008
Congressional Digest;Apr2008, Vol. 87 Issue 4, p97
The article presents an overview of U.S. food safety law and policy. Some 15 agencies have some oversight of food-safety laws, with the Agriculture Department and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) bearing most of the responsibility. The administration of George W. Bush has proposed streamlining the process by administrative means. There is pending legislation in Congress which would create a new agency devoted solely to food safety responsibility.


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